Spotlight on Societies: The Société d’histoire postale du Québec (SHPQ)


This is the second of a regular feature with the Spotlight on each Society participating at CAPEX 22. This week, the spot SPOTLIGHT is on The Société d’histoire postale du Québec (SHPQ).

Much of Canada’s early postal history occurred in Quebec and surrounding regions. The Société d’histoire postale du Québec (SHPQ) serves to encourage and support the collecting, study and research of this fascinating postal history. Founded in 1980, SHPQ has published 90 books, four of which are entered in the literature competition of CAPEX 2022. Additionally, a highly informative journal, le Bulletin d’histoire postale et de marcophilie, is produced quarterly in French.

You are most cordially invited to attend three presentations. All of the speakers are bilingual.

The story of the preferential rate across the St. Lawrence River between Québec and Point Levi from 1854 to 1872 (Mark Berner).

A study of the postal markings associated with the beginning of free mail home delivery in Montreal, October 1874 (Laurent Belisle).

The mail service to and from Canada through the Lake Champlain Route from the French Regime to 1800 (Yan Turmine).

Please consult our website for further information.

We look forward to seeing you!